Section 5: Burdett Road between Mile End Road and Bow Common Lane

Closed 21 Jun 2019

Opened 9 May 2019

Overview

Burdett Road runs alongside Mile End Park and features local shops, restaurants and businesses. There are on street parking and loading bays along the length of the road which we are proposing to reduce. Here we propose a segregated cycleway in both directions and upgrades to existing pedestrian crossings.

Summary of Proposal

  • A new 20mph speed limit on Burdett Road and traffic calming measures  
  • Segregated cycle tracks on Burdett Road (between Mile End Road and Bow Common Lane)
  • Changes to parking and loading restrictions
  • Upgrades to existing pedestrian facilities with crossings at the same height as the pavement to calm traffic and make it easier to cross
  • Improvements to public realm including better access to Mile End Park
  • Changes to some bus stop layouts and locations, including new bus stop bypasses for cyclists (find out more about bus stop bypasses)
  • Road resurfacing providing a more comfortable surface for cyclists, pedestrians, general traffic and buses
  • Upgrade to pavement materials to enhance and improve public realm
  • Link to existing cycling routes, CS2 and CS3

Improvements for cycling

  • Segregated with-flow northbound and southbound cycle track on Burdett Road between Mile End Road and Bow Common Lane. The tracks would be between 1.5 and 2 metres wide
  • New bus stop bypasses to protect cyclists at bus stops (find out more about bus stop bypasses)
  • Burdett Road junction with Bow Common Lane redesigned to include a separate cycle stage to allow cyclists to safely cross the junction, dedicated low-level cycle signals and a new advance stop line for cyclists on Bow Common lane. At this point cyclists will go from a one-way with flow cycle track north of the junction to a two-way track south of Bow Common Lane on the eastern side of Burdett Road
  • A new two-way segregated cycle track south of the junction with Bow Common Lane. The track would be 3 metres wide with a segregating island of a minimum of 0.5 metres wide.
  • The road would be raised at the junction with Hamlets Way to reduce the speed of turning vehicles and coloured surfacing across the side road to make drivers aware of the presence of cyclists  
  • Improved cycle and pedestrian crossing at Hamlets Way and Burdett Road with new shared use pavement on the west side of the junction to improve access to Mile End Park

Improvements for walking 

  • Existing crossing outside the Post Office to be raised to the same height as the pavement to calm traffic and make it easier to cross
  • New cycle priority crossing to be provided with zebra crossing south of Hamlets Way. The junction will be raised to the same height as the pavement to calm traffic and make it easier to cross

Changes to Buses

  • Existing  Bus Stop A on Burdett Road (southbound) will have a bypass for cyclists
  • Existing Bus Stop B to be relocated 20m south with a new bypass for cyclists (northbound, outside Mile End Park)  
  • Existing Bus Stop MD on Burdett Road north of Bow Common Lane to be removed. The closest stop is 125m to the south
  • Northbound bus lane between Mile End Road and Bow Common Lane removed to accommodate the new cycle track

Changes to road design and layout

  • Burdett Road to become 20mph

Changes to Parking and loading

  • Loading bays outside East London Tabernacle Baptist Church to be repositioned adjacent to the cycle track segregation island (see drawing). Length and hours of operation to remain the same 
  • Existing loading bays between Hamlets Way and Bow Common Lane to be converted to kerbside loading bays and reduced from 18 spaces to 6 to accommodate the new cycle tracks. New bays to operate Monday - Friday 10.00 to 16:00, 20 minutes maximum stay, disabled parking maximum 3 hours
  • All parking bays on the western side of Burdett Road between Hamlets Way and Bow Common Lane to be removed to accommodate the new cycle tracks
  • Loading bays on the eastern side of Burdett Road just south of Bow Common Lane  to be repositioned adjacent to the cycle track segregation island (see drawing) and   now operate between Monday - Friday 10:00 to 16:00, loading max 20mins, disabled max 3 hours

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Areas

  • Hackney
  • Tower Hamlets

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads
  • Walking
  • Urban realm improvements
  • Air Quality